[FDOM] Mouse cursor visibility

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Oct 29 08:05:42 CET 2008

Calibration tool in QtExtended can set a cursor, have a look there how
that is done.

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:57:27 +0100 Bastiaan Hovestreydt
> <openmoko at hovestreydt.com> babbled:
>> Hi,
>> since its possible I want to use my Freerunner with an USB mouse :-)
>> I got it working flawlessly by plugging the mouse in while the phone is
>> in host mode and removing the -hide-cursor argument from the ARGS
>> variable in /etc/X11/Xserver.
>> Unfortunately you have to restart your Xserver each time you want to
>> show/hide the mouse cursor. I was wondering if there is a way to change
>> the visibility of the cursor while the Xserver is running so I don't
>> have to reboot every time I want to get rid of the cursor again.
> basically - no. there is no x extension or call to globally make a cursor not
> visible or visible. thus it's a cmd-line option. you can make an attempt at
> this in the window manager by setting root cursor to "blank" or "visible" BUT
> amny apps and toolkits explicitly set cursors of their own on their own windows
> or on their widgets (eg a different cursor over text areas) and the root cursor
> is overridden here - thus the global disable option to not have to go patching
> every app/toolkit and still possibly get a cursor.

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